Ghent, Belgium, 5 September 2006: Tele Atlas announced on September 5 that it has reached a major European milestone by delivering complete digital map coverage of Western Europe. With the addition of detailed Ireland and Northern Ireland maps to the existing database of countries, Tele Atlas European maps now cover more than 7.8 million total kilometers, the equivalent of traveling around the Equator 195 times or a return trip to the moon 10 times. Within Western Europe, the database now reaches more than 386 million inhabitants, includes 1.7 million ‘standard’ points-of-interest (POIs) and nearly 90 percent of all house numbers across the region.
In addition, Tele Atlas has made advancements in Eastern Europe, incorporating data from the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), and from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Russia. The regional additions bring Tele Atlas’ total coverage to more than 536,000 kilometers in Central and Eastern Europe. Data for all of Europe features extensive interconnecting road networks augmented by detailed street networks for many of the main population centres.
About Tele Atlas
Based in the Netherlands, Tele Atlas a geographic content provider delivers the digital maps and dynamic location content that power the world’s most essential geographic solutions. Tele Atlas also works with business partners who deliver critical applications for emergency, business fleet and infrastructure services.